Adhesion molecules as determinants of disease: from molecular biology to surgical research.

@article{Menger1996AdhesionMA,
  title={Adhesion molecules as determinants of disease: from molecular biology to surgical research.},
  author={Michael Dieter Menger and Brigitte Vollmar},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={588-601}
}
Cellular adhesion is mediated by distinct cell surface receptors (adhesion molecules) and plays a pivotal role in the biological processes of morphogenesis, cell migration and cell-cell communication. During the past decade many adhesion molecules have been identified and structurally analysed. This has allowed an understanding of their role in the pathophysiology of disease, including inflammation and sepsis, ischaemia and reperfusion, transplant rejection, atherosclerosis and thrombosis… CONTINUE READING